News Releases

Aug

11

2022

August 11, 2022

In this Update: Employers Applaud Action to Expand Jobs in PA Grants Available for Very Small Meat and Poultry Processors Game Commission Seeks Help Counting Wild Turkeys Application Period Open for Rail Freight Assistance Programs Farmers Markets Mean Fresh, Regional Produce Employers Applaud Action to Expand Jobs in PA Job creators are taking note of […]   [Read More]

Aug

02

2022

August 02, 2022

Reminder: Apply for the 2021 Property Tax & Rent Rebate Program, which will expand payments by 70 percent for one year. The Property Tax & Rent Rebate Program was given a one-time $140 million increase in this year’s Pennsylvania State Budget. If you have already applied for and received your rebate, you can expect the […]   [Read More]

Jul

25

2022

July 25, 2022

 

State Senator John Yudichak (I-Luzerne/Carbon), State Senator Lisa Baker (R Luzerne/Wyoming/Susquehanna/Wayne/Pike), State Senator Marty Flynn (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe), Scranton Police Chief Thomas Carroll, Don Williams (President, Voices of JOE) and Mary Wilding (mother of Officer John Wilding).   [Read More]

Jul

20

2022

July 20, 2022

State Senator John Yudichak (I – Luzerne/Carbon) and State Representative Robert Schnee announced today that the Hazleton City Authority (HCA) will be receiving $3,500,000 in PENNVEST low interest financing to upgrade four raw water variable frequency drive pumps and the associated transmission system.   [Read More]

Jul

13

2022

July 13, 2022

State Senator John Yudichak (I-Luzerne/Carbon) and State Representative Robert Schnee (R-Luzerne) announced $321,028 in Green Light-Go funding today for the City of Hazleton from Pennsylvania’s Municipal Signal Partnership Program.   [Read More]

Jul

08

2022

July 08, 2022

State Senator John Yudichak (I-Luzerne/Carbon) announced today that as part of the budget process, the General Assembly has passed a number of initiatives that will create historic economic development, and propel forward investments in economic innovation, education, school safety, long-term care facilities and property tax relief for Pennsylvania senior citizens.   [Read More]

Jul

08

2022

July 08, 2022

Senate Passes 2022-23 State Budget that Cuts Taxes, Funds Essential Services The Senate approved a $45.2 billion General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2022-23 that meets the needs of Pennsylvanians today without creating multi-billion-dollar budget deficits in the future. Senate Bill 1100 was sent to the governor for enactment. The $45.2 billion budget, which also […]   [Read More]

Jul

07

2022

July 07, 2022

Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation, Senate Bill 635, sponsored by State Senator John Yudichak (I-14) and State Representative Doyle Heffley (R-122) that will expand the Pennsylvania Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Program (C-PACE).   [Read More]

Jul

06

2022

July 06, 2022

Legislation introduced by Senator John Yudichak (I-Luzerne/Carbon), Senator Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Wyoming/Susquehanna/Wayne/Pike) and Senator Marty Flynn (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) in honor of a fallen Scranton police officer John Wilding received bipartisan support today, passing the Senate by a vote of 35-15 on final passage and concurrence of an amendment from the House of Representatives.   [Read More]

Jun

23

2022

June 23, 2022

In this update: Legislation Preparing Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs Approved by Senate Senate Acts to Reduce PA Lyme Disease Cases Bill to Curb Welfare Abuse Passed by Senate Regional Transportation Projects Open to Review Older Mobile Phone Services Shutting Down National Dairy Month and PA Dairy Farmers Legislation Preparing Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs Approved by […]   [Read More]

Jun

16

2022

June 16, 2022

The Pennsylvania Senate has unanimously passed legislation that takes a significant step forward to protect children from lead poisoning, according to the bill’s prime sponsors, Senator Lisa Baker (R-20) and Senator John Yudichak (I-14).   [Read More]

Jun

10

2022

June 10, 2022

State grant funding totaling $15,464,430 has been awarded for 85 projects in communities across Luzerne County, according to Senator Lisa Baker (R-20), Senator John R. Gordner (R-27), Senator John Yudichak (I-14) and Senator Dave Argall (R-29).   [Read More]